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How you do avoid being scammed by crooks
How to avoid being scammed
The best way to avoid being scammed is by calling the Better Business Bureau and checking the person or business who is trying to make a deal with you.
Never give personal information out to someone you do not know or trust.
Never give your social security number out over the phone without knowing who you are dealing with.
Never give your bank card number to someone you do not know or trust
Never sell property on a rent to own basis without checking the person's background and
going through a Realestate company,or a Lawyer.
Do not think you can draw up the paper work for the rent to own contract,as it may come back to bite you later on.
Yes it will cost you money,but you will be thankful when the renter defaults or scams another person into coming in with them and falsifies the contract.
Now the third party contacts you and asks who really owns the property.
After they have paid for a share of the property through the scam.
Guess who they are going to sue to get their money back?
You will be sued,because you have the most to loose in this lawsuit.
I know from experience,and it will cost you more then the property is worth sometimes.
Ask the person for references and what company he represents.
Tell the person you are going to call the home company and see if he is legit.
Always ask for first and last name of person you are dealing with
If it is a building contractor,always ask for their contractors license number.Then run it through your state contractor's board to see if it is legitimate.
Lawyers need to be checked to.You can do this by checking their state license also.
Very easy to check on out,just type in state licensing board on your search and you can go to your state web site from there.
If you sell e-bay products and accept checks,wait for the check to clear the bank before shipping the goods.
But by all means do not send people Western Union checks without first checking their identities and who they are working for and if they are a legitimate business..
Most scammers will back off and hang up on you if you tell them you are going to have them checked out by the Better Business Bureau or the local police.
Scams are hitting mailboxes and in-boxes,plus real people are posing as neighbors, lovers, and even real estate experts. The economic crisis has scammers busier and more creative than ever.
How to avoid being scammed
There are a number of ways to get scammed,such as;
- E-bay scams
- Craig's list scams
- building contractors
- foreclosure scam
- donation scams
- credit card
- pay this amount and receive a check for more
- free stuff
- bank scams(such as do you want more insurance)
- Car dealer scams
- you won money
- buy one get one free
- contact scams(you are beautiful,can we write each other or call)
- Neighborhood scam
- work at home scams
- how to make millions with blogs
- Just a few of the ways to be scammed out of your values.
You need to call the Better Business Bureau or the local police to check a person out.
Check the telephone number and ask for the person's name.
Ask for their company phone number or web site.